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UEFA reveals three nominees for 2018 Men’s Player of the Year Awards [Details]

The Union of European Football Associations, UEFA, on Monday announced the names of the three nominees shortlisted for the 2017/18 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Awards. UEFA made the announcement through their official website. The players were selected by a jury composed of 80 coaches of the clubs which participated in the group stages of […]

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Police arrest seven suspected killers of NUPENG official

The Delta State Police Command has arrested seven suspects over the alleged murder of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum & Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, task force chairman, Emmanuel Akpokevughe. The Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Muhammad Mustafa, disclosed this in a chat with our correspondent on Monday. CP Mustafa said the suspects were being interrogated […]

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Oshiomhole, others not excused in Buhari’s vow to jail more thieves – APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has said that its members, even those in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet will not be excused in the fight against corruption. The Acting National Publicity Secretary of the party, Yekini Nabena, in a statement yesterday, challenged Nigerians to petition the anti-corruption agencies against any person they considered corrupt. The APC […]

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Rivers by-election: Top government official responsible for violence

Former Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi has condemned the disruption of Saturday’s bye-election in Rivers State for Port Harcourt Constituency III State Assembly seat. INEC had on Saturday suspended the election, citing “widespread violence”. Reacting, Makarfi disclosed that a top government official was responsible […]

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Biafra Zionists leader, Onwuka, members re-arrested

Several members of the Biafra Zionists Federation, BZF, were early Monday morning reportedly arrested in Enugu. The pro-Biafra agitators were nabbed alongside their self-acclaimed leader, Barr. Benjamin Onwuka. A combined team of security operatives made up of the Department of State Services, DSS, and the Nigeria Police were said to have been involved in the […]

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Tinubu breaks silence on defections, lists reasons Saraki, Tambuwal dumped APC for PDP

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Sunday revealed why the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, defected from the party to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Tinubu said Saraki, Tambuwal and other defectors left the ruling party because APC could not offer them what they […]

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Jail Oshiomhole, sacked DSS DG, Duara, APC chieftains before other looters – PDP replies Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration to jail treasury looters, but challenged him to start from the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole. PDP said in line with his declaration, Buhari should also prosecute the sacked Director-General of the Department of State Services, DSS, Lawal Daura, […]

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Saraki: Senators lambast APC

Chairman, Senate Committee on Navy, Senator Isah Hamma Misau and his counterpart in the Committee on Banking, Finance and other Financial Insitutions, Senator Rafiu Adebayo Ibrahim have advised the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its leaders to desist from looking for scapegoats for the failure to fulfill their promises to the electorate by constantly blaming […]

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Wike slams Police for allegedly disrupting by-election

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has blamed the Police for the suspension of Saturday’s Port Harcourt Constiuency Three bye-election. Governor Wike stated that the consistency with which the Police sabotages the electoral process in Rivers State amounts to a declaration of war on the people. He said despite assurances from the Rivers State Commissioner of Police […]

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2019: Okorocha fires back at Atiku, says ‘I can defeat you even in Adamawa’

Rochas Okorocha, the Imo State Governor, on Sunday claimed that he possessed the capacity to defeat former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, in any election in Adamawa State. Abubakar, a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, hails from Adamawa State. Okorocha spoke in response to declaration by the former Vice President that […]

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Gov. Darius speaks on ‘hiring’ thugs to attack Buhari’s minister, Mama Taraba

Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State, on Sunday, said he did not hire thugs to attack the convoy of the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Alhassan. Youths had yesterday pelted Alhassan, also known as Mama Taraba’s convoy with stones during Saturday’s Assembly by – election in Takum area of the state. Following […]

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Fani-Kayode attacks Buhari for threatening to jail looters, says President will ‘end like Pharaoh, Herod’

Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation minister, on Sunday, lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari for declaring that he will jail more looters. He stressed that Buhari will end up like the biblical “Herod, Pharaoh and Sennacherub” because he allegedly carried out more corrupt practices than any other leader. Buhari had made the declaration upon his return from London, where […]

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Arewa youths blow hot, say they won’t allow South-West impose President on Nigeria like 2015

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, has stated that it will not allow a repeat of the political scenario that played out in 2015 where the North was purportedly turned into a mere observer in who represents the region in a presidential election. AYCF said it has noticed that gradually, the country was being pushed back […]

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Yinka Ayefele: Gov. Ajimobi under fire over demolition of Fresh FM’s building

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has accused the Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi of executive rascality over “the unlawful demolition of Fresh FM building owned by Yinka Ayefele, and the forced evictions of residents by the Oyo State government”. SERAP, in a statement on Sunday signed by its deputy director, Timothy Adewale, condemned […]